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Phase-change materials and correlated oxides gain ground on silicon for top spot in future electronics

By April Gocha / September 30, 2014

Silicon has long reigned supreme in electronics. But the wonder material is quickly approaching its limit in devices that long to be smaller, run faster, and do more—so new emerging materials are quickly entering the race to replace silicon.

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Phase change material in coffee (and beer!) mugs

By / September 10, 2009

I remember losing my fifth grade science competition to John Immel, a young boy who designed a coffee mug with a battery to keep his mom’s coffee warm in the mornings. I don’t know if it actually worked (I’m pretty sure it was just a battery duct-taped to a coffee mug), but the British Telegraph…

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